There are always small woodworking jobs to do around the home, and the advent of power tools has made this easier. Unfortunately, power tools when used unwisely can also harm– when you take the following advice, and wear the correct safety gear too, you should improve your chances of avoiding injury. Of course, you should be able to avoid harm completely when you find a carpenter on Mr-Skill
o Before you start, inspect for electrical safety. Are all connections tight, and are all cables in perfect condition? If yes and the premises are protected by earth leakage too, it should be safe to start.
o Use sharp tools only. That way you reduce the risk of a cutting edge grabbing and catching you by surprise. Other advantages of using tools in good condition are that the job goes quicker and the finished job looks more professional too.
o You should think about your hands continuously, and what could happen to them if a tool slips unexpectedly. Could your hand collide with a hard object, or worse still, be lacerated by a cutting tool? Although in theory, this is impossible when you use a power tool correctly with the right safety guards in place, the important thing is never to become casual, and watch your spare hand too
o Carpenters in London who I know insist that their apprentices stand in a position where that they cannot injure their faces in the same way either. A good rule of thumb here is, if it could happen, stop the job and think again.
o Before engaging any power tool, check that you are standing safely. This means a firm footing and leaning comfortably in the direction of your work. If your back starts playing up or you start getting cramps, switch off and find a better way to work.
Finally, never attempt a job that is to big for you, and for which you do not have the rights tools and safety gear. Think safe. Think Mr-Skill. Get carpenter quotes free there.